Basic and Szechuan-Sesame Chili Oils: fun and easy ideas for DIY holiday gifts | Tasting Everything

Two Chili Oils and a Hot Sauce – Simple DIY Gift Ideas!

    As I mentioned in the last post, the time has come (“the Walrus said…,”) to use the pile of remaining peppers from the garden, and it occurred to me that these might actually be good DIY gift ideas! I decided on a first attempt at homemade hot sauce and also two different chili oils: […]

Basic Chili Oil: an easy to make recipe that's great on bread, pizza, salads, sandwiches, and everything else! It's a simple way to take your meals to a new level | Tasting Everything

Crazy Easy Chili Oil

Super simple and easy to make Chili Oil! Print Yum Crazy Simple Chile Oil Ingredients2 cups neutral oil, like safflower or grapeseed 5-10 chiles of your choice (I used rooster and thai, but you could use fresh or dried, anything from Arbol to Ancho or Serrano! Go with what you like!) 2 cloves garlic, peeledInstructionsCut […]

Szechuan-Sesame Chili Oil - an easy to make DIY gift full of flavor that everyone can enjoy | Tasting Everything

Szechuan-Sesame Chili Oil

Here’s the recipe for the Szechuan-Sesame Chili Oil mentioned in the last post! I’m still trying to figure out if there’s a way to get these recipes on the original post, or if I’m limited to one Yummly recipe per page. Print Yum Szechuan-Sesame Chili Oil Ingredients2 cups neutral oil, like safflower or vegetable 5-10 […]

Kimchi-Inspired Fermented Hot Sauce: an easy, no-cook recipe for a unique DIY gift | Tasting Everything

Fermented Kimchi-Inspired Hot Sauce

This is the recipe for a pretty simple no-cook hot sauce with kimchi inspired flavors that I mentioned in the last post. The idea here is to keep things easy, pulsing together big flavors and then letting them sit and ferment for 12 days or so to really create something exciting to eat. Print Yum Fermented Kimchi-Inspired Hot […]

The Last Pepper Harvest of the Summer

Hot Sauce: or, My Favorite Magical Elf

Hot Sauce: How to Identify a Truly Awesome Human I have a serious thing for hot sauces.  It’s sort of a hot, burning, passionate, stomach-turning, skin-flushing, I-can’t-live-without-you, I-need-to-put-you-in-my-face sort of affair.  Generally, I buy the stuff three or four bottles at a time. I can’t get enough of it and I could never picture trying to […]

Yummly and the Yum Button: an Update!

  Yummly:  Updating the Site I mentioned before that I’d update you as I changed my site, so here’s a change! I am, starting now, using Yummly as my recipe plugin tool, which may take a few tries to get to look anything like I want it to look.  The reason that I’m making this change is because […]

Duck Breast Red Wine Risotto with Roast Wild Mushrooms and Roast Blueberry-Ginger Sauce. A gluten-free recipe that pairs well with red wine | Tasting Everything

Red Wine Risotto, Duck Breast, Wild Mushrooms, and Winnie the Pooh

Reflections on Risotto, Duck Breast, and Winnie the Pooh. I had a great time cooking for a winery recently and I’m trying to make sure that I get all of those recipes on this site. There were two lunches that they needed catered, the catch was that every dish needed to pair with a very […]

Rainbow Season in Napa! | Tasting Everything

A Blogger and a Breakdown: Creating a Blog for Beginners

  Tackling Confusion and Madness: A Blogger’s Journey OR Creating a Blog That You’re Serious About for Total Beginners   ***Update: I’ve been blogging and improving for a few months now, and it was time to come back here and do some updates. Creating a blog is hard work and a constant learning process, so I’m sure […]

Colorful roast baby rainbow carrots with mustard greens, spicy pumpkin seeds, and toasted cumin Greek yogurt. Gluten-Free and easy to make! | Tasting Everything http://tastingeverything.com

Colorful Rainbow Carrots With Mustard Greens and Roast Citrus-Maple Vinaigrette

  Trying to pair a salad with a full-bodied red wine? Seriously difficult! Coming up with that healthy salad recipe for a very cool wine pairing lunch at a local winery was my challenge recently! Fortunately, I had a seriously sexy bunch of rainbow carrots… Before I get to today’s recipe for this roast rainbow carrot salad with mustard […]